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Community Support during the Aftermath of Hurricane Hazel

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  • 1979-10-10

"Feeding refugees: Marsh refugees enjoy a hot meal in the Bradford town hall after their flight from the flooded Holland Marsh. Most spent the winter in an emergency trailer camp set up where the community centre stands today."

Bradford Witness

Crates by Highway 400

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Crates along Hwy 400 after the marsh flooded during Hurricane Hazel

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Ellens' Store interior

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  • 1979

Interior of Auke Ellens' store, flooded by Hurricane Hazel breaking the marsh's dykes.

Toronto Telegram

Flooded Barn

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  • 1954

Bushels of carrots in storage following Hurricane Hazel.

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Flooded Onion Field

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  • 1954

Municipality : West Gwillimbury Community : Holland Marsh Lot : 8 Concession : 3 Description : A flooded field facing north east from Hwy. 400 after Hurricane Hazel (Oct. 15, 1954). In the foreground is the service road that runs beside Hwy. 400 b...

Rob Watson

George Verkaik Home

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  • 1954

George Verkaik Sr.'s home following Hurricane Hazel.

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Harry Verkaik's Barn

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  • 1954

Harry Verkaik's barn on River Road after Hurricane Hazel.

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Holland Marsh Lettuce field

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  • 1950s

Photo is taken facing north prior to the flood of Hurricane Hazel (October 15, 1954) Lettuce in foreground is #9654 lettuce. Hand dug ditch is also illustrated.

Rob Watson

House relocated after Marsh flood

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House being relocated after the Holland Marsh flooded. If you have any information on this picture, please contact the Library at 905-775-3328.

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